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Velma Scantlebury
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Velma Scantlebury

associate chief of transplant surgery

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Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the associate chief of transplant surgery and associate director of the Kidney Transplant Program at the Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware. The nation's first African-American female transplant surgeon, she has performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants in her career. Scantlebury is an advocate for Linkages to Life, an initiative to address the shortage of African-American organ donors.

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